Peridot is an utterly unique gemstone. The olive-green stone is a type of olivine, which is a common mineral found in the Earth’s subsurface; meaning peridot can be found in lava and meteorites. Along with diamonds, peridot is one of only two gems formed not in the Earth’s crust, but instead in molten rock of the upper mantle and is only brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. Peridot has been mined for thousands of years and beads were made by the Egyptians as early as 1580 - 1350BC.
As August’s birthstone, peridot is believed to bring vitality to the wearer, alleviate stress and help ward off evil. We’ve picked 6 of our favourite peridot jewellery pieces that would make the perfect August birthday gift.
BOHO HAMMERED PERIDOT GOLD EARRINGS
Sharon Mills London, London, United Kingdom
If you love hand-cut natural gemstones and textured gold, you will love these simple peridot studs from London designer, Sharon Mills. Pair them with any outfit for a pop of zesty colour.
PIMLICO ROSE GOLD PERIDOT RAINDROP BRACELET
London Road Jewellery, London, UK
Dainty and delicate, this Peridot Raindrop Bracelet will soon become a trusted favourite in your bracelet collection. The seven peridot stones are all set into 9kt rose gold and suspended evenly on a simple chain.
DOSHA NECKLACE STERLING SILVER WITH PERIDOT
Zefyr, Sydney, Australia
Designed in Australia and handmade from 100% recycled sterling silver, this necklace features a natural peridot crystal which has been set in a delicate lotus shaped setting. Did you know that peridot jewellery promotes abundance, prosperity and happiness?
PERIDOT CIRCLE OF LOVE STUDS
Joely Rae Jewelry, San Marino, USA
Add a burst of green to your ears with these Circle of Love Studs. Fun and subtly mismatched, if we were August babies we would love to receive these earrings as a gift.
PERIDOT SILVER AND GOLD STORYBOOK RING
Alison Moore Designs, Orkney, UK
Designed and handcrafted in Orkney, this rustic ring has an uneven and texture band with a central faceted peridot stone set in contrasting 9kt gold. It would make a beautiful and unusual engagement ring.
YELLOW GOLD PERIDOT EARRINGS
Drukker Designs, Washington DC, USA
Reflecting the lush green leaves found in a tropical rainforest, these pretty earrings feature marquise-cut peridot on golden stems accented by white sapphires. A lively celebration of natural beauty.